cisco switch monitoring Step by Step

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cisco switch monitoring Step by Step

Postby victorlee55 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:48 pm


I am new to nagios, I want to know how to start step by step with cisco switch monitoring.

What I have done so far is:

- create community in Switch = public2

- On switch.cfg (ping Work OK)

define host {

use generic-switch ; Inherit default values from a template
host_name switch01Prueba ; The name we're giving to this switch
alias pruebamonitoreo ; A longer name associated with the switch
address 192.168.1.XX ; IP address of the switch
hostgroups switches ; Host groups this switch is associated with

define service {

use generic-service ; Inherit values from a template
hostgroup_name switches ; The name of the host the service is associated with
service_description PING ; The service description
check_command check_ping!200.0,20%!600.0,60% ; The command used to monitor the service
check_interval 5 ; Check the service every 5 minutes under normal conditions
retry_interval 1 ; Re-check the service every minute until its final/hard state is determined

# Monitor uptime via SNMP

define service {

use generic-service ; Inherit values from a template
hostgroup_name switches
service_description Uptime
check_command check_snmp!-C public2 -o sysUpTime.0

- in usr/local/nagios/etc/objects/commands.cfg (

define command {

command_name check_snmp
command_line $USER1$/check_snmp -H $HOSTADDRESS$ $ARG1$

- validating the configuration with snmpwalk I have the following error:

[root@localhost libexec]# snmpwalk -v2c -c public2 192.168.1.XX |more
SNMPv2-SMI::mib-2 = No Such Object available on this agent at this OID

I do not know how to continue I need to monitor something like memory cpu process.

I thank you very much for your help to move forward :D
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Re: cisco switch monitoring Step by Step

Postby cdienger » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:05 pm

It's a bit odd that the walk doesn't work, but check out ... plication/ which links to a couple plugins including one to monitor memory and cpu.
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